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July 23rd, 2020, 19:48
And it's set in the Pillars of Eternity universe.


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July 23rd, 2020, 19:49
So it's confirmed to be in the Pillars universe? Weird that they chose not to include that in the title.
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July 23rd, 2020, 19:52
Originally Posted by danutz_plusplus View Post
So it's confirmed to be in the Pillars universe? Weird that they chose not to include that in the title.
Not so weird when you consider this appears to be a first-person action-RPG. I think including PoE in the title would only lead to backlash.
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July 23rd, 2020, 19:58
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Not so weird when you consider this appears to be a first-person action-RPG. I think including PoE in the title would only lead to backlash.
Yeah, for some reason I can imagine what you're saying, about a backlash, but that still seems mental to me. To have a backlash over such a thing.

Was there a backlash for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales? I imagine they could have come up with something similar. I imagine having Pillars in the name could be a positive. Anyway, it's their business.
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July 23rd, 2020, 20:13
Originally Posted by danutz_plusplus View Post
Was there a backlash for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales? I imagine they could have come up with something similar. I imagine having Pillars in the name could be a positive. Anyway, it's their business.
I'm not sure if that's the best analogy. Thronebreaker was just a lesser spin-off title.

I'm assuming this is a major big-budget release. Plus, "Pillars of Eternity" doesn't exactly fit easily into a subtitle.

Personally, I'm glad they're not including PoE in the name. I don't have a great feeling about this. I found The Outer Worlds disappointing in several ways, and with Obsidian being a subsidiary of Microsoft now, I expect them to continue heading down a more mainstream path design-wise.
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July 23rd, 2020, 20:18
So it's a first person ARPG set in the PoE setting? Gotta say I'm not excited right now but that might change when I see more game-play. Also not surprised due to three reasons.

1. Sales of the 2nd game weren't good.
2. Obsidian admitted they were going to make spin-offs.
3. Microsoft is funding the game.
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July 23rd, 2020, 20:21
People comparing this to… Elder Scrolls in the Youtube comments. Going to be Outer Worlds = FNV all over again.

I'm ok with this being an action RPG if its character and story development is up to snuff, but there's practically no details given in the trailer. The drawing of magical runes by the PC was likely just artistic embellishment but I couldn't help thinking back to Arx Fatalis.
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July 23rd, 2020, 20:22
I'll be a bit optimistic. I've always thought that someone could take the TES style of game, and do it better. Without much to go on, this at least looks like that sort of game.

Although the Obsidian games haven't quite done it for me, I have seen many aspects I admire. I think they are a studio in the right ballpark, and you never know when they might knock it out of the park.
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July 23rd, 2020, 20:53
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People comparing this to… Elder Scrolls in the Youtube comments. Going to be Outer Worlds = FNV all over again
I just finished playing The Outer Worlds and it doesn't even compare to Fallout NV. It could probably be called a poor mans New Vegas. That game needed more funding.

Now with Microsoft funding Obsidian's new game it might actuality be a good ARPG.
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July 23rd, 2020, 21:56
I have mixed feelings about this… the concept seems interesting and worth being hyped about, but after seeing how they had all the wind in their sails with The Outer Worlds and they turned it into a bland and generic B-rating RPG shooter, I'm not very trusting.

Will keep an eye on it, of course, the potential is there.
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July 23rd, 2020, 23:01
I think they vastly overestimate the range of a longbow.
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I think they vastly overestimate the range of a longbow.
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July 24th, 2020, 00:06
I'm excited very much. Looks like a my kind of game.
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July 24th, 2020, 02:32
<shrug> It's Obsidian. Won't be bad, could be great, could be mediocre.
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July 24th, 2020, 05:05
So now we have Avowed and Unavowed ?
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July 24th, 2020, 05:08
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
So now we have Avowed and Unavowed ?
Hmm never heard of that game. Thanks for sharing the link.
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July 24th, 2020, 15:14
I'm not overly enthused by this news, but will still check out reviews when it is fully out and determine where to go from what I read. I hope it's a solid game, but Obsidian is truly hit or miss with me.
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July 24th, 2020, 18:14
I wonder if Josh Sawyer is involved in this project.
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July 24th, 2020, 18:30
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Hmm never heard of that game. Thanks for sharing the link.
I haven't played Unavowed yet, but Wadjet Games makes some good point and click adventures, if you're into that sort of thing, and fans seem to think it's one of their best.
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July 24th, 2020, 22:17
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
So now we have Avowed and Unavowed ?
SWTOR even has an Episode called Disavowed.
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